TITLE

What Is Theorizing White Teachers' Life Histories?

PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Curriculum & Pedagogy;Winter2010, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This research reflection on theorizing white teachers' life histories is an essay within an essay. The outer essay articulates the historical embeddedness of human sciences, like curriculum studies, that work within bounded communities and practices. Through their work, curriculum theorists participate in a process of subjectification structured by curriculum studies, other disciplines, departments, dissertation chairs, psychic landscapes, personal desires and insecurities, and mainstream research communities that would normalize meritorious practices and make them invisible. The inner essay articulates how poststructuralist work provides a more sophisticated and dialectical approach to understanding white teachers' interview transcripts. Respondents and their language emerge from, reflect, and are constituted in outer discourses and practices. The inner essay, then, affirms subjectification as a dynamic historical process in which "white teachers" comply and resist, get along and fight, and make do.
ACCESSION #
62006570

 

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